Oral health

CMO report: Dentists back ideas to tackle obesity and tooth decay together

The British Dental Association (BDA) has applauded the new independent report from departing Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies, for offering a joined-up response to the challenges of childhood...

Charity announces launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is building up to this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month by calling on dental professionals to help the general public become more ‘mouthaware’.

Dentists warn of teething products that could put infants’ health at risk

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged parents to be on alert, as new research has revealed that 9 of the 14 teething products licensed for use in the UK contain sucrose, alcohol and/or...

Oral Health Foundation suggests new ‘pudding tax’

A nationwide poll by the Oral Health Foundation has found the majority of Brits (54 per cent) now support a ’pudding tax’. The tax was particularly popular among younger people, with more than...

Charity announces new strategy for better oral health

The Oral Health Foundation has launched its new strategy for oral health, which will run until 2024. 

Reports of energy drinks ban welcome, says BDA

The British Dental Association has welcomed reports that health secretary Matt Hancock is moving to ban sales of energy drinks to under-16s. The drinks, which contain a double whammy of acids and...

FGDP(UK) welcomes new requirement for schools

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the inclusion of oral health in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England.

Only three per cent of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed that just three per cent of children in England visited the dentist before their first birthday.

Urgent call for government to fund more children’s supervised tooth brushing programmes

UK charity Dental Wellness Trust has called on the government to make the funding of supervised tooth brushing programmes an urgent priority across all UK nurseries and primary schools, potentially...

Simplyhealth Professionals announces a third season of sponsorship for Boundaries For Life

Building on the success of the past two years, Simplyhealth Professionals is gearing up for a third season of support for Boundaries For Life, an initiative that offers free health checks for...

CDO announces NASDAL DCby1 Practice of the Year Award 2019

Speaking at the recent NASDAL biannual conference, CDO of England, Sara Hurley, announced the launch of the 2019 NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year award.

BDA: Postcode lottery of decay demands real investment in prevention

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged government to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to...

Oral hygiene contributes to a healthy heart

Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can support cardiovascular health. This, in a nutshell, is what dental and heart experts agreed recently at a joint workshop in Madrid.

Sensodyne launches dual action toothpaste designed for sensitivity and gum problems

Sensodyne, the number one dentist recommended brand for sensitive teeth, has unveiled a new specialist dual action toothpaste that targets both sensitive teeth and gum problems. The new toothpaste...

Tell Mayor Khan to make children’s oral health a priority for London

The British Dental Association is urging London’s dentists to set out their views and experiences on prevention and inequalities, following its successful bid to secure an inquiry into children’s oral...